Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Thank you midwest living magazine and a little catching up!

Happy New Year!!!

I know I have been absent for a long stretch, but a bit of a break seemed to be what was needed...after a bad run of the flu in our family, we dealt with pink eye, ear infections, and sinus infections, not to mention, my computer crashed and I had to buy a new one {ugh}!  And that was all in the month of December!!  So I decided it was a sign that maybe it was time for me to take a little break and just focus on my family and enjoying the Christmas season :)

I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas, filled with family, friends, and lots of joy!  The break did me good and I feel grateful to have had the extra time to just focus on family and the true reason for the season.

{a rare picture of me :)) }

Last June, I mentioned that Midwest Living Magazine was here for a 3 day photo shoot of my home.  It was a truly wonderful experience and now the issue is available and I am so thrilled with how it turned out!!

Carol Schalla was a delight to work with, and Kim Cornelison is an unbelievably talented photographer!!!  A huge thank you to both of them for working so hard to make my home feature look so beautiful!

*All photos of my home shown in this post are courtesy of Midwest Living and were taken by Kim Cornelison*

Here is a sampling of the photos featured...the full article and all of the photos can be viewed on the Midwest Living website *HERE*


I'm a little late in posting this, but I wanted to be sure and mention that the winter issue of Homebound Magazine is out and it is gorgeous as always!!!  Heather and crew have done another fabulous job and I would love for you to check it out!  To view this free online magazine, please go *HERE*


The January issue of Jeanne d' Arc Living Magazine is now available and in stock in the SHOP!

And as a very special treat, the brand new Easter book from Jeanne d' Arc Living is now available for pre-order in the SHOP.  It looks to be a beautiful book filled with Easter inspiration and I can't wait to get it!!  Release date is January 15th, so reserve your copy now...

{photo via Jeanne d' Arc Living

This time of year always makes me want to begin new projects around the house, switch things around for a fresh look, and focus on decorating...

soooo, I have a big project that Steve and I will be starting at the end of the month.  I can't wait to share it with you!  More news on that coming soon :)

Are any of you starting any new home projects this month???  I'd LOVE to hear about them!!!

Have a lovely evening and thank you so much for stopping by ~